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    #1

    nimbly

    Can I use "nimbly" as in this sentence (from this article for context):

    At intervals little children scamper into the hall carrying buckets of porridge that are too heavy for them to handle nimbly and scattering between the aisles, they scoop out ladlefuls into the bowls placed in front of each monk.

    There may be other mistakes, so please point them out!

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    Re: nimbly

    Could anyone handle a bucket of porridge nimbly? I am not sure the word fits the context particularly well.

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    Re: nimbly

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could anyone handle a bucket of porridge nimbly? I am not sure the word fits the context particularly well.
    I agree.

    They might scamper and scatter nimbly (despite the heavy buckets).

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    Re: nimbly

    Licinio, the use of nimbly is incorrect in that context, and children carrying heavy buckets are unlikely to scamper.

    Later in that paragraph, the porridge is described as viscose. This should be viscous.

    There are other mistakes in the article: notably stripes over stripes, which should be sheet after sheet (of paper).

    Do not make the same mistakes yourself.

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    Re: nimbly

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Licinio, the use of nimbly is incorrect in that context, and children carrying heavy buckets are unlikely to scamper.

    Later in that paragraph, the porridge is described as viscose. This should be viscous.

    There are other mistakes in the article: notably stripes over stripes, which should be sheet after sheet (of paper).

    Do not make the same mistakes yourself.

    Rover
    Thanks for your answer, Roger and the others. I was in fact the one who wrote the article and was asking you to point out any mistakes and solve me some doubts, such as the use of "nimbly", which didn't fully convince me.
    Now, thanks to your feedback, I know it was not the suitable word. And I also see the contradiction between a verb expressing agile rapid movement like scamper and the heavy weight. I'll try to correct them.
    About stripes: I used this word deliberately because those books actually consisted of loose stripes of paper, roughly 4' by 15', very unlike the format of our bound books.
    Best regards.

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    Re: nimbly

    Quote Originally Posted by licinio View Post
    About stripes: I used this word deliberately because those books actually consisted of loose stripes of paper, roughly 4' by 15', very unlike the format of our bound books.
    Strips?

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    Strips?
    Thanks, I didn't realise the difference between strip and stripe!

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